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Module Reading List-2017

Climate Change: Society and Human Dimensions, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Monica Di Gregorio
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General Readings:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2012). Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation : special report (SREX), Special Report of the International Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press http://ipcc-wg2.gov/SREX/images/uploads/SREX-SPMbrochure_FINAL.pdf

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Lecture 1: Introduction: Social dimensions of Climate Change

Essential Readings:

Hulme, M. (2011) Meet the Humanities, Nature climate change 1:177-179.

Castree N, Adams W M, Barry J, Brockington D, Büscher B, Corbera E, Demeritt D, Duffy R, Felt U, Neves K, Newell P Pellizzoni L, Rigby K, Robbins P, Robin L, Bird Rose D, Ross A, Schlosberg D, Sörlin S, West P, Whitehead M & Wynne B, 2014. "Changing the intellectual climate" Nature climate change 4: 763-768.

Additional Readings:

Barnes, J., Dove, M., Lahsen, M., Mathews, A., McElwee, P., McIntosh, R., Moore, F., O'reilly, J., Orlove, B., Puri, R. and Weiss, H., 2013. Contribution of anthropology to the study of climate change. Nature climate change, 3, pp.541-544.

Ford, J.D., Vanderbilt, W. & Berrang-Ford, L. Climatic Change. (2012) 113: 201. doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0350-z

Jasanoff, S. 2004. States of knowledge : the co-production of science and the social order, Routledge, London.

Sörlin, S. 2013. Reconfiguring environmental expertise, Environmental science and policy., 28, pp. 14-24.

Yearley, S. 2009. Sociology and climate change after Kyoto: What role of social science in understanding climate change? Current sociology = La sociologie contemporaine. 57: 389–405.

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Lecture 2: Climate change and Risk Society

Essential readings

Schipper, L. and Pelling, M., 2006. Disaster risk, climate change and international development: scope for, and challenges to, integration. Disasters., 30(1), pp.19-38.

Rothstein, Henry. "The institutional origins of risk: A new agenda for risk research." (2006): 215-221. - Available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13698570600871646

Additional Readings:

Beck, U. 1992. Risk society : towards a new modernity. New Delhi: Sage.

Demeritt, D., Nobert, S., Cloke, H.L. and Pappenberger, F., 2013. The European Flood Alert System and the communication, perception, and use of ensemble predictions for operational flood risk management. Hydrological processes., 27(1), pp.147-157.

Krieger, K., 2013. The limits and variety of risk‐based governance: The case of flood management in Germany and England. Regulation and Governance, 7(2), pp.236-257.

Nobert, S., Krieger, K. and Pappenberger, F., 2015. Understanding the roles of modernity, science, and risk in shaping flood management. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Water., 2(3), pp.245-258.

Rothstein, H., Huber, M. and Gaskell, G., 2006. A theory of risk colonization: The spiralling regulatory logics of societal and institutional risk. Economy and society., 35(1), pp.91-112.

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Lecture 3: Uncertainty, consensus and climate change scenarios

Essential readings

Bray, D. 2010. The scientific consensus of climate change revisited. Environmental science and policy. 13: 340-350. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901110000420

Shackley, S., Young, P., Parkinson, S. and Wynne, B. 1998. Uncertainty, Complexity and Concepts of Good Science in Climate Change Modelling: Are GCMs the Best Tools? Climatic Change.. 38 (2): 159-205. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1005310109968

Additional readings:

Freudenburg, W.R. & Muselli, V. 2010. Global warming estimates, media expectations and the asymmetry of scientific challenge. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions. 20: 483-491. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378010000300

Moxnes, E. & Saysel, A.K. 2009. Misperceptions of global climate change: information policies. Climatic Change. 93:15-37. http:// www.springerlink.com/content/p3kmh25110510j31/fulltext.pdf

Schenk, N.J. & Lensink, S.M. 2007. Communicating uncertainty in the IPCC’s greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. Climatic Change. 82:293-308. http://www.springerlink.com/content/6444441v7767724q/

Schiermeier, Q. 2006 The costs of global warming. Nature. 439:374-375 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v439/n7075/full/439374a.html

Stegman, A. 2006. How should emissions projections be evaluated? An editorial comment. Climatic Change. 75:1-7. http://www.springerlink.com/content/qvgnr62h52507641/

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Lecture 4: Mitigation and the international response

Essential readings:

IPCC, 2014: Summary for Policymakers. In:. Climate Change 2014 : Mitigation of Climate Change : summary for policymakers. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  [Edenhofer, O., R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, E. Farahani, S. Kadner, K. Seyboth, A. Adler, I. Baum, S. Brunner, P. Eickemeier, B. Kriemann, J. Savolainen, S. Schlömer, C. von Stechow, T. Zwickel and J.C. Minx (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA. http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg3/ipcc_wg3_ar5_summary-for-policymakers.pdf

Joeri Rogelj et al (2010) Copenhagen Accord pledges are paltry. Nature. 464 :1126-1128. http://0-www.nature.com.wam.leeds.ac.uk/nature/journal/v464/n7292/pdf/4641126a.pdf

Additional readings:

Benitez, P.C. et al. (2007) Global Potential for Carbon Sequestration: Geographical Distribution, Country Risk and Policy Implications. Ecological economics., 60;p.572-83.

Middleton, N and O’Keefe, P. 2002. Rio plus ten : politics, poverty and the environment, London: Pluto. [for a history of international environment agreements]

Victor D and Salt J (1994) ‘From Rio to Berlin: Managing Climate Change’. Environment , pp.6-32. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Prins, Gwyn et al (2010) The Hartwell Paper: a new direction for climate policy after the crash of 2009. Institute for Science, Innovation & Society, University of Oxford; LSE Mackinder Programme, LSE. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27939/

McCright, Aaron M. Dunlap, Riley E (2003) Defeating Kyoto: the conservative movement's impact on U.S. climate change policy. Social problems.. 50(3) 348-373.

McKibbin, W. and Peter J. Wilcoxen (2002). Climate change policy after Kyoto : blueprint for a realistic approach, Washington: Brookings.

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Lecture 5: Vulnerability and adaptation

Essential readings:

Adger, W.N. (2006). Vulnerability. Global Environmental Change , 16 (3), 268-281.

Orlove, B. (2009). The past, the present and some possible futures of adaptation. In Adger, N.W., Lorenzoni, I., and O'Brien, K. (eds.) Adapting to climate change : thresholds, values, governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Additional readings:

Adger N, Arnell NW, Tompkins E (2005). Successful adaptation to climate change across scales. Global Environmental Change 15:77–86.

Gage, K.L., Burket, T.R., Eisen, R.J., Hayes, E.B. (2008). Climate and vector-borne diseases. American journal of preventive medicine. 35(5):436-450.

Simelton, E; Fraser, EDG; Termansen, M; Forster, PM; Dougill, AJ (2009) Typologies of crop-drought vulnerability: An empirical analysis of the socio-economic factors that influence the sensitivity and resilience to drought of three major food crops in China (1961-2001), . Environmental science and policy. 12(4): 438-452.

Tompkins, E.L. (2004). Planning for climate change in small islands: insights from national hurricane preparedness in the Cayman Islands. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions., 15(2): 139-149.

Moore, F. C. 2010. “Doing adaptation”: The construction of adaptive capacity and its function in the international climate negotiations. STAIR 5, 66–89.

Næss, L.O., Bang, G., Eriksen, S., Vevatne, J. (2005). Institutional adaptation to climate change: Flood responses at the municipal level in Norway. Global Environmental Change 15: 125-138.

Rosenzweig, C., G. Casassa, D.J. Karoly, A. Imeson, C. Liu, A. Menzel, S. Rawlins, T.L. Root, B. Seguin, P. Tryjanowski, (2007). Assessment of observed changes and responses in natural and managed systems. Climate change 2007 : impacts, adaptation and vulnerability Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 79-131.

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Lecture 6: Resilience

Essential readings:

Holling, C.S., 1973. Resilience and stability of ecological systems. Annual review of ecology and systematics., 4(1), pp.1-23.

Walker, J. and Cooper, M., 2011. Genealogies of resilience: From systems ecology to the political economy of crisis adaptation. Security dialogue., 42(2), pp.143-160.

Wilson, G.A., 2012. Community resilience, globalization, and transitional pathways of decision-making. Geoforum., 43(6), pp.1218-1231.

Additional readings:

Evans, B. and Reid, J., 2014. Resilient life : the art of living dangerously. John Wiley & Sons.

Evans, J.P., 2011. Resilience, ecology and adaptation in the experimental city. Transactions, 36(2), pp.223-237.

Joseph, J., 2013. Resilience as embedded neoliberalism: a governmentality approach. Resilience, 1(1), pp.38-52. - Available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/21693293.2013.765741

Nelson, S.H., 2014. Resilience and the neoliberal counter-revolution: from ecologies of control to production of the common. Resilience, 2(1), pp.1-17. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Pendall, R. Foster, K.A. et Cowell, M., 2010. Resilience and regions: Building understanding of the metaphor. Cambridge journal of regions, economy and society 3(1): 71–84

Pelling, M., 2011. Adaptation to climate change : from resilience to transformation. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

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Lecture 7: Kyoto Mechanisms

Essential readings:

Bailey, I., Gouldson, A. and Newell, P. (2011), Ecological Modernisation and the Governance of Carbon: A Critical Analysis. Antipode., 43: 682–703. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00880.x

Ellis, et al (2007) CDM: taking stock and looking forward. Energy Policy. 35:15-28.

Jones, B. et al (2007) Appendix 1.2 Climate Change: economic impact and climate responses. Chapter 1 Global prospects and policy issues. World Economic Outlook: Globalisation and Inequality. IMF. www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2007/02/

Additional readings:

Schmitz, S. & Michaelowa, A. (2005) Kyoto institutions: baselines and bargaining under Joint Implementation. Environmental politics. 14(1):83-102.

Sonneborn, C.L. (1999) An overview of GHG emissions trading pilot schemes and activities. Ecological economics. 31(1):1-10. (follow the link to Volume 13, Issue 1 of the journal the first article called 'NEWS' is Sonneborn article.)

Sutter, C. & Parreño, J.C. (2007) Does the current Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) deliver its sustainable development claim? An analysis of officially registered projects. Climatic Change. 84:75-90.

Westskog, H. (2002) Why should emissions trading be restricted. Climate policy. 2:97-103.

Woerdman, E. (2000) Implementing the Kyoto Protocol: why JI and CDM show more promise than International Emissions Trading. Energy Policy. 28:29-38.

Lohmann, L. (2005) Marketing and making carbon dumps: Commodification, calculation and counterfactuals in climate change mitigation. Science as culture. 14(3): 203-235.

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Lecture 8: Social Justice and Climate Change

Essential readings:

Bulkeley, H., Carmin, J., Broto, V.C., Edwards, G.A. and Fuller, S., 2013. Climate justice and global cities: mapping the emerging discourses. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions., 23(5), pp.914-925.

Schlosberg, D. and Collins, L.B., 2014. From environmental to climate justice: climate change and the discourse of environmental justice. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change., 5(3), pp.359-374.

Additional readings:

Chu, E., Anguelovski, I. and Carmin, J., 2016. Inclusive approaches to urban climate adaptation planning and implementation in the Global South. Climate policy., 16(3), pp.372-392.

Leichenko, R. and Silva, J. A. (2014), Climate change and poverty: vulnerability, impacts, and alleviation strategies. WIREs Clim Change, 5: 539–556. doi: 10.1002/wcc.287 - Available online: http://wires.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WiresArticle/wisId-WCC287.html

Milman, A. and Arsano, Y. (2014) Climate adaptation and development: Contradictions for human security in Gambella, Ethiopia. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions.. 29: 349-359. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.11.017

McKinney, L.A. and Fulkerson, G.M., 2015. Gender equality and climate justice: a cross-national analysis. Social justice research., 28(3), pp.293-317.

Okereke (2006) Global environmental sustainability: intragenerational equity and conceptions of justice in multilateral environmental regimes. Geoforum., 37 (2006), pp. 725–738

Schlosberg, D. 2007. Defining environmental justice [electronic resource] : theories, movements, and nature. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Terry, G., 2009. No climate justice without gender justice: an overview of the issues. Gender and development., 17(1), pp.5-18.

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Lecture 9: The Anthropocene

Essential readings:

Crutzen, P.J., 2002. Geology of mankind. Nature., 415(6867), pp.23-23.

Castree, N., 2014. The Anthropocene and the environmental humanities: extending the conversation. Environmental Humanities, 5, 233-60. - Available online: http://environmentalhumanities.org/arch/vol5/5.13.pdf

Additional readings:

Bonneuil, C. and Fressoz, J.B., 2016. The shock of the Anthropocene : the earth, history, and us. Verso Books.

Hamilton, C. and Grinevald, J., 2015. Was the Anthropocene anticipated?. Anthropocene review, 2(1), pp.59-72.

Hamilton, C., Gemenne, F. and Bonneuil, C. eds., 2015. The anthropocene and the global environmental crisis : rethinking modernity in a new epoch. Routledge.

Lewis, S.L. and Maslin, M.A., 2015. Defining the anthropocene. Nature., 519(7542), pp.171-180.

This list was last updated on 26/01/2017